This week is Rainbow Week. Which means LOTS of color. And color (at least to me) means salads. Big, hearty, meal sized bowls, full of nutrients, filling protein, healthy fats, and a bit of crunch. Today is all about one color – GREEN! I’ve made many green dishes over the years, but this one is perfect for a Texas November weekday. Summer produce is still hanging on, the temperatures only sometimes require a jacket, and it’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner. So instead of a hot bowl of soup or a cold, crisp salad, we mix the two together. Hot roasted veggies, a creamy dressing, and fresh greens make this perfect for Fall or anytime.
- 1 c zucchini, diced
- 1/2 c shishito peppers
- 1/2 c green beans
- 1 c shelled edamame
- 1 T olive oil
- 1/2 large avocado
- 1 T lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp parsley
- 4 c mixed greens of choice
- 1/4 c raw pepitas
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Toss zucchini, peppers, edamame and broccoli with 1 T olive oil, sea salt and pepper to taste. Roast for 30 minutes or until veggies are slightly soft and browned.
- In a blender or small food processor, blend the avocado, lemon juice, parsley, and salt and pepper until smooth. Add a little water if needed to thin.
- Toss dressing with greens and roasted vegetables..
- Divide among two plates, top with pepitas, and serve.
Per serving: 342 calories, 29 g carbohydrate, 17 g fat, 16 g protein, 598 mg sodium, 11 g sugar
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Disclaimer: I was gifted a heathered napkin in exchange for sharing it on the blog. All content and opinions are my own.